Looking for a Wild Time? The Animals Will Be Taking Over Our Craft & ‘Que Event!

That’s right! On Thursday, October 6, rain or shine, wild animals from the Elmwood Park Zoo will be swarming the Normandy Farm grounds for a beastly good time at our fourth and final Craft & ‘Que event of the year. You don’t want to miss it. Craft & ‘Que with the Zoo promises to make you squeal with excitement as you devour our all-you-can-eat Southern-themed fall barbeque featuring a Cajun spiced whole hog station loaded with slaws, salads and sides. Chomp on cheddar grits, fried chicken, collard greens and a seafood boil at the Southern Delicacy Bar. Then slither to our award-winning executive pastry chef Sam Nahhas’ decadent dessert table. Wolf down endless Zoo-exclusive brews like Tall B

Food Allergy Challenges and Our Menu

Executive Chef Mtele “Abu” Abubakar orchestrates the show at Normandy Farm’s farmers daughter restaurant and is always creating new and inventive dishes. His award-winning techniques, rooted in his native Kenyan culture, infiltrate the true farm-to-table cuisine on his menus. He continuously challenges himself by incorporating current cooking trends into classic dishes and always adds his personal flair. One of his largest challenges is constructing plates (and menus) that are allergy-sensitive (life threatening), food-tolerant (non-life threatening) and even lifestyle-specific (vegan, vegetarian, low-sodium, weight-loss). Most common food allergies are gluten (or wheat), lactose (or milk),

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